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AG Jepsen Calls Tolls Study A “Drop in the Bucket,” GOP Candidate for AG Pounces

July 23, 2018 By Staff
AG Jepsen Calls Tolls Study A “Drop in the Bucket,” GOP Candidate for AG Pounces

Sue Hatfield wrote on Facebook that "we need an Attorney General who understands not just our legal troubles but also our fiscal ones."

Attorney General George Jepsen (D-Conn.) called a $10-million tolls study proposed by Gov. Dan Malloy (D-Conn.) as a “drop in the bucket” on Monday, in an apperance on the Chaz & AJ in the Morning radio show.

“Do you really need a study to figure out how to discount Connecticut drivers? Really? Ten million dollars?” one of the hosts asked Jepsen (around the 4:55 mark).

“It’s a drop in the bucket,” Jepsen replied.

The hosts both sounded aghast, with one exclaiming “this is the attitude … and that’s why we’re in this problem.”

Jepsen then defended the study as one that will pay for itself over time. Chaz and AJ did not sound convinced.

One of the Republicans running to replace Jepsen, Sue Hatfield, criticized Jepsen’s statement in a Facebook post.

Attorney General George Jepsen believes we need to have a serious conversation about our transportation infrastructure,…

Posted by Sue Hatfield for CT Attorney General on Monday, July 23, 2018

Jepsen is one of the 10 members of the state Bond Commission, and will have a vote on the tolls study when it comes before the commission. Jepsen told Chaz and AJ he will support the study.